I finally passed my PMP exam today with an “Above Target” rating in all 5 process groups. Attaining the PMP certification is a journey I was on for quite a while, I must say. I set the goal a couple of years back but was too busy to do much about it. It feels fulfilling now that it’s done and dusted. I’ll outline in this post, what helped and what didn’t, especially for those on the path to getting certified. I hope this helps.Read More
Business Analysts do not work in vacuums; they work on projects.
This blog is for those wearing (or planning to wear) the Project Manager Hat.
As a project manager, you will be expected to come up with project plans. While plans certainly have their downfalls—they are hypothetical, constrain future ideas, and are perpetually out-of-date—they certainly have their uses. In fact, your company or client will need to review the project plan in order to determine when tasks will be completed, how much the project may cost, and validate the project deliverables/scope. Guest Post By Ben Aston.Read More
Lengthy or complex projects can sometimes be necessary to support growth initiatives within a company and the skills and tools you use as a project manager will help ensure that you successfully oversee your projects to completion. Guest post by Jeni RogersRead More
Completing a project is never easy. Even a project you are working on by yourself can prove difficult to complete. How many times have you started a project and given up halfway through? Well, imagine how difficult it is for businesses with so many different people and departments working on projects—the high failure rates are hardly surprising. This infographic from Trainwest takes you through why projects fail and what project managers can do to keep project teams motivated.Read More
Fast tracking and crashing are 2 schedule compression techniques for managing time on projects. If your project is running late or you would like to shorten its duration, these 2 techniques can come in handy:Read More
This method of planning is used on evolving projects where complete information is not available. When requirements are vague or the key activities that need to be executed are not clear upfront, the rolling wave planning technique can come in handy.Read More